Getting Started with PostgreSQL

How to connect to your PostgreSQL instance?

In order to connect to your PostgreSQL instance, there are a few steps:

  1. First you’ll create an instance either via our API or doc:orv_mission_control
  2. When the instance is ready, you’ll add ACLs for wherever you’re connecting from. This is your external IP address as viewed from our service.
  3. Create a PostgreSQL admin user via our API or UI.
  4. On the instance details screens (or in the instance list API response), you should see a connection endpoint that looks something like postgresql://<username>:<password> You’ll use that connection string in your client of choice while filling in the username and password you just created.
  • For example: With the pgsql command line client, the string above converts to something like psql -h -p 9999 --username=mypguser -d postgres